December 18, 2010 at 11:14 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Zesty Carrot Ginger Soup

It’s cold outside and that means we want something  spicy to warm our bellies.  Ginger is the way to go in the winter when everyone is ill. Ginger’s use as a remedy for digestive distress, colds and viruses dates back at least 5,000 years to ancient Chinese practitioners. In addiction to calming inflammation ginger is calming to the intestinal tract. This zesty spice may also defend against the growth of colorectal and other cancer cells! Eat you food and your medicine for dinner. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS:

carrots (As many as you want)

onion (2-3 large)

2 Tlb of Chinese 5 spice powder (from Mountain Rose Herbs)

garlic (4 large cloves)

ginger root (about 2 inches, peeled and grated)

homemade chicken broth (2 quarts)

2 cups of homemade yogurt

 fish sauce to taste

sea salt (1/2 tsp or to taste)

2 Tlb of raw honey

small handful of chopped cilantro

freshly ground peppercorns

How To: Rinse and chop the carrots coarsely. Peel and chop the onions. Place them all in a pan. Next add the broth, garlic, ginger root, and spices. Bring to simmering point, put a lid on and simmer gently for about a half hour. Blend (I use a simple handheld blender). Taste and add salt and peppercorns (freshly ground) to taste. When it has cooled a bit stir in yogurt and fish sauce to taste.  Top with cilantro.

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Homestyle Tuna Casserole (Gaps, Scd, Paleo)

November 30, 2010 at 9:44 pm (autism, broth, caveman, depression cure, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Tuna Casserole (Gaps legal)

Ingredients:

1  med. onion (thinly sliced)
1/2 c.     raw cheddar cheese (shredded)
1/4 c.     Gaps legal whipping cream (un-whipped, un-sweetened) (see note)
1/2 c.     dripped homemade yogurt
1/4 c.     strong chicken broth
1/2 c.     homemade mayo
1/2 c.     white mushrooms (finely chopped)
1 tsp.      sea salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
2 tbl.      dried dill                                                                                                                    1/4 tsp. celery seed
1  large  spaghetti squash
2  cans   tuna (in water or olive oil, no vegetable broth)
1/2 c.      “Topping” your choice, almond flour, crumbled pork   rinds  and/or  more cheese.                

Directions:

Pierce and bake squash for 45 min to one hour. Let it cool a bit.
Cut it in half, scoop out seeds and scrape out the flesh into a bowl. Mix all ingredients together. Spread evenly into an 9×3 inch glass pan. You can sprinkle “breadcrumbs” for the last 15 minutes. I just did cheddar but you can add almond flour or crumbled pork rinds with cheese. Refrigerate until ready to bake. Bake at 400 degrees 45-60 minutes. The edges should be bubbly and the topping browned. Enjoy!

This even passed the Super picky hubby test!

Note-here is a recipe for whipped cream but you can use 1/2 stick of butter in its place.
http://heal-balance-live.blogspot.com/2009/06/how-to-make-scd-whipped-cream.html

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Swimming in Squash

October 19, 2009 at 9:54 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

We go through a lot of squash! I mean a lot! I don’t want my boys to be deprived of carbs.  And squashcarbohydrates are  a little tougher to get come by on this diet. Well unless you eat a ton of sugary fruit! My favorite squash is butternut. I make everything from “pumpkin” pies to bacon apple roasted squash soup with it. This amazing food contains an array of healthy benefits such as beta-carotene (which your body automatically converts to vitamin A), significant amounts of potassium, B6 and just one cup gets you nearly half the daily recommendation of vitamin C.

So you want to go and try it right?    But here’s the problem…they are really expensive! I saw them at the store yesterday for $.80 lbs! That would really add up at our house. So I had to think of a solution or sell our car (insert chuckle here)..So I got on our local Craigslist and posted an ad basically stating that I needed quite a bit and the price we could pay. Let’s just say it worked out great! I picked up about 95 squash for $70! I plan on dipping them in a mild bleach solution, curing them  and storing them all through the winter. Needless to say I’m happy thrilled.

Directions to cure them can be found all over the internet just search curing winter squash. Good luck and hurry! I’ll post recipes to use them up soon.

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Just another great grain-free day!

September 9, 2009 at 5:33 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

Welcome, I’m new at this.  I hope to have this up and running soon!

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